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Priyanka dares BJP to clear stand on Pragya's Godse comment

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Thursday took a swipe at the BJP for distancing itself from the party's Lok Sabha candidate and blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur's remark describing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram as a "deshbhakt" (patriot), and dared the BJP to "have the guts" to spell out its stand.

"The killers of Bapu a patriot? Hey Ram! Distancing yourself from your candidate is not enough. Nationalistic luminaries of the BJP, have the guts to spell out your stand," the tweeted.

Her remarks came after the BJP distanced itself from the remarks of Thakur.

Earlier in the day, Thakur kicked up a major row by describing the Mahatma's assassin as a "deshbhakt" (patriot).

"Nathuram was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt'. People calling him a terrorist should instead look within. Such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections," Thakur told reporters in

Thakur was commenting on the recent remarks of and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) who called Godse the first "Hindu terrorist" of independent

"The first terrorist post-Independence was Nathuram Godse, a Hindu. It started from there. He killed Mahatma Gandhi," Haasan had said.



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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 20:20 IST